Delta resumes direct flights between Prague and New York for 2024 season

Following a winter break, the carrier has resumed flights between the Czech capital and New York City, celebrating 15 years of service on this route. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 12.05.2024 11:50:00 (updated on 12.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

Delta Air Lines has resumed its regular service from Prague to New York as of this weekend, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the connection. Flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport will operate daily until October 6, utilizing a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft accommodating 217 passengers.

The route was reinstated in 2022 after two years of disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, underscoring Delta's enduring commitment to providing a direct route between Prague and New York City since its establishment in 2009.

"I am pleased that Delta Air Lines has been offering direct connections from Prague to New York for as many as 15 years," says Jiří Pos, chair of Prague Airport's board of directors, through a press release. "During the period of running its operations in Prague, the American carrier already serviced 5,900 flights and transported 1,119,000 passengers."

"The United States is a very important market for us, and generated for us over half a million handled passengers last year, including connecting flights. In the first quarter of this year, we also recorded a growth of 17 percent in this segment, so we hope that Delta will increase the capacity and will also extend the operations of this route.”

Running seasonally throughout the spring and summer months, Delta's Prague-New York route is currently the only direct connection between the Czech Republic and destinations in the United States. Additional routes, such as a flight between Prague and Chicago, had been planned pre-Covid, but have yet to be realized.

"We are thrilled to resume this nonstop route from Prague to New York-JFK for the summer season," adds Thomas Brandt, Delta Air Lines' regional sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe.

"As the sole direct connection to North America, it holds special significance for both business travelers and those visiting friends and family, or traveling for tourism to America or the Czech Republic.”

Prague Airport is looking to fully rebound to pre-pandemic traveler numbers this summer, adding a number of new destinations like Astana, Tallinn, Florence, Verona, Brindisi, Izmir, and La Palma to its schedule. Frequencies to major hubs like London, Paris, and Amsterdam have also been increased.

Despite challenges posed by the war in Ukraine and disruptions in operations with Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, Prague Airport aims to handle over 16 million passengers this year. Negotiations are underway for additional long-haul routes to Asia and North America as Prague Airport continues to prioritize expanding its global reach.

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